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Remote-controlled demolition machine manufacturer Brokk has introduced the C20 Rock Splitter attachment, manufactured by its German sister company, Darda. The C20 Rock Splitter offers contractors a safe and quiet alternative to explosives and hydraulic breakers and increases productivity in the mining, quarrying, tunnelling, construction and demolition industries. The C20 Rock Splitter comes in four models — two vertical options ranging from 163cm to 183cm long, as well as two horizontal options, from 179cm to 211cm long — and can be used with Brokk machines ranging in size from the new Brokk 280 (with counterweights) and up. Contractors drill a 7.5cm-diameter hole into the rock with a separate attachment before inserting the splitter, which expands with up to 1 633t of force, splitting the rock. MARKETS The C20 Rock Splitter offers contractors a safe and quiet alternative to explosives and hydraulic breakers. Wirtgen launches Kleemann Mobiscreen MS 703 EVO in South Africa Wirtgen SA launched the Kleemann Mobiscreen MS 703 EVO for the construction and mining sectors to the South African market in June 2017. Wirtgen SA, local subsidiary of the Wirtgen Group, launched the Kleemann Mobiscreen MS 703 EVO for the construction and mining sectors to the South African market on 9 June 2017. Developed and designed in Germany, the Kleemann MS 703 EVO is a triple-deck mobile classification screen that precisely screens out almost all types of coarse natural stone, residual construction materials and iron particulates of up to 150mm up to four fractions. Measuring in at 1.520m x 4.440m with a 75kW engine and with a feed capacity of 350 tonnes per hour, the MS 703 EVO comes with either diesel- hydraulic or diesel-electric drive as well as a large number of screening media to achieve a variety of final grain sizes and to take different feed material. The plant’s large feed hopper can readily accept feeding by means of a wheel loader or excavator, or directly from a crushing plant, and the built-in peripheral platform ensures easy access for maintenance and screen media changing. Various mesh shapes and dimensions are available, including square, rectangular and harp, depending on the required application. Bell Equipment has signed an agreement with global excavator specialist, Kobelco Construction Machinery (Kobelco), for the exclusive distribution and support of the Kobelco range of excavators in the southern African region. Bell will develop the full range of Ko- belco excavators, from the small 1t mini excavators through to the largest 85t units that can be used as loading tools for Bell’s articulated dump trucks in the construction, quarrying and mining industries. A division of Japanese-based Kobe Steel, Kobelco developed Japan's first construction machine in 1930 and its first wheel-mounted hydraulic excavator in 1963. In 1967 the company launched the first crawler-type hydraulic excava- tor produced using Kobelco's proprietary technology, and in 2006 it introduced the world's first hybrid excavator. Teams from both companies are cur- rently laying the foundation to ensure that they are able to meet customer expectations. Bell Equipment group marketing director, Stephen Jones, says the Bell Global Logistics Centre is currently stocking up on parts, while technical staff and sales and application specialists are being trained to deal with the new products. Bell rings in Kobelco excavators in southern Africa Bell Equipment has signed an agreement with Kobelco for the exclusive distribution and support of Kobelco’s excavator range in southern Africa. QUARRY SA | JULY 2017 _ 37